Movies shot in Latvia to compete at Cannes Film Festival

Two movies shot in Latvia and co-funded by the state will compete at this year's Cannes Film Festival. Latvia's Film Angels Productions partook in the making of both Sergei Loznitsa's A Gentle Creature and György Kristóf's debut feature Out

Loznitsa's film is among the 19 feature films competing at the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival, scheduled to be held from 17 to 28 May 2017. It is based on a short story by Fyodor Dostoevsky. 

A Gentle Creature was shot in Daugavpils in 2016 and its main producer was France's Slot Machine.

While Out participates in the Un certain regard competition. It's about a middle-aged Slovak man who goes to Latvia to work and becomes deeply involved with the absurd.

In addition to the director's wife - who serves as an actress and director's assistant - Ieva Norvele-Kristofa, the film involves a number of Latvian actors and film crew. 

Out is a co-production between Slovakia, Latvia, France, Hungary and the Czech Republic.

Furthermore, that's not the last of Latvia's part in the Cannes Film Festival. Andris Keišs, an actor at the New Riga Theater is starring at Andrey Zvyagintsev's Loveless, also a part of the main competition.

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